DJI Pocket 2 review

The DJI Pocket 2 offers an action camera with a built-in stablizer, adding 64MP resolution to the original Osmo Pocket

DJI Pocket 2
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Digital Camera World Verdict

If you want a best-in-class tool when it comes to combining stable video and pocketable size, nothing else trumps the DJI Pocket 2. As part of the Creator Combo, external audio and the ultra-wide lens are excellent additions, and it’s basically a pocket studio. Noise handling is probably the Pocket 2’s weakest area, and it struggles with highlights, though in most well-lit environments, the convenience, versatility, and stabilization it offers can’t be overstated.


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    Best-in-class pocketable stabilization

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    Creator Combo is perfect for vloggers

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    Crisp video


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    Poor noise-handling

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    Struggles with highlights

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    Gets hot when shooting 4K

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DJI dropped the ‘Osmo’ name across its OM Mobile 4 smartphone gimbal which launched in August 2020, and a little over a month later, it’s followed suit with its latest launch, the Pocket 2. In turn, the successor to its Osmo Pocket camera-on-a-stick system, which captures super steady despite its pocketable size is now just the Pocket 2. 

This time around, DJI’s loaded its steadied video camera with a bumped-up 64MP sensor and video recording up to 4K resolution. You can also pick it up in a smart creator combo system, which costs more but levels up the Pocket 2, turning it into a pocketable rig. 

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.